Dropout Factory Resources

 

Today, more than 1,500 high schools wear the unflattering label of “Dropout Factory”.  This small percentage of schools turns out more than 50% of the nation’s dropouts.  Georgia is among the nation’s 4 worst states.

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Below are links to studies, videos, articles and more that provide information about the “Dropout Factory” crisis.

 

Studies

 

2011 Dropout Factory Study

Interactive application that allows users to access the current list of high schools in each state that are considered dropout factories. Users can access a list of schools considered dropout factories in 2011.

http://georgiataxcreditscholarship.org/dropout-factories/dropout-factory-app.html

 

2007 Associated Press Study

Interactive application developed by Johns Hopkins for the Associated Press. Users can access a list of schools considered dropout factories in 2007.

http://hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/wdc/dropout/index.html

 

Videos

 

Dropout Nation: Robert Balfanz on America’s Dropout Factories

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOqQ1TO7DIw

 

Waiting for Superman Dropout Factories

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOqQ1TO7DIw

 

Shock & Awe Public Service Announcement US (2010)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6AfN5EiUIg

 

Waiting For Superman | Trailer #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFN0nf6Hqk0&feature=relmfu

 

2008 Report claims Florida Second in Nation in Dropout Factories

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qypY9nhQC0M

 

Several Wisconsin Schools Appear On ‘Dropout Factory’ List

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mDygEvXTC4&feature=fvst

 

What’s Behind the ‘Dropout Factory’ Label?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swXcqpmhR34

 

 

Radio Shows

 

Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise appeared on NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show to talk about dropout factories.

http://wamu.org/audio/dr/07/11/r2071107-18269.asx

 

 

Articles

 

1 in 10 schools is ‘dropout factory‘ – US newsEducationmsnbc.com

It’s a nickname no principal could be proud of: “Dropout Factory,” a high school where no more than 60 percent of the students who start as

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21531704/ns/us_news-education/t/us-high-schools-dropout-factory/

 

Students in ‘Dropout FactorySchools Explore Why Kids Quit – PBS

Students in ‘Dropout FactorySchools Explore Why Kids Quit.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/06/students-in-dropout-factory-schools-explore-why-kids-quit.html

Dropout Factories are Getting Attention – Charleston Daily Mail

http://www.charlestondailymail.com/Opinion/Editorials/201011301127

 

Fewer Schools Deemed ‘Dropout Factories’ – Education Week 

The number of U.S. schools with such poor graduation rates that they are known as “dropout factories” fell …

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/college_bound/2011/03/fewer_schools_deemed_dropout_factories_in_new_report.html